In a world of
its own within 1500 walled acres near Thomstown in the southwest
of Ireland, the Jack Nicklaus course at Mount Juliet is a centrepiece
of one of the country's finest sporting centres.
this unique setting, Nicklaus has enhanced Mother Nature to create
a tough but fair test of golf, and one that is presented in excellent
condition throughout the year.
A former venue
for the Carroll's Irish Open, the layout is a first-rate examination
of shot-making skills, particularly for those with the ammunition
to take on the 7,100 yards from the back tees.
If you are a
guest at the 18th-century manor you can also enjoy some of the finest
salmon and trout fishing in Ireland, a luxurious health spa, tennis,
clay-target shooting, and the extensive facilities of the equestrian
centre. All of which should work up a suitable appetite for what
is, without any shadow of doubt, the highlight of a stay at Mount
Juliet - feasting like a king in the splendour of the Lady Helen
Dining room in the main house.
Thomastown, County Kilkenny, 75 miles southeast of Dublin
Green Fees: £65 per round (weekday non-resident) £35
Secretary's office: 00353 562 4455
Hotels: Mount Juliet can tailor packages - information and
reservations 0800 282124